Apparel Design Show
Each spring, after months of conceptual development, experimentation and meticulous construction, students have an opportunity to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations to the public at the Apparel Design department’s popular runway show, titled simply Collection. For the enthusiastic audience, it’s a fun and fast-paced evening of entertainment offering a sneak peak at the fashion tastemakers and trendsetters of the future.
The work shown in each year’s Collection is juried by a panel of guest critics – professional designers who carefully review and discuss the work together, give students critical feedback and select the best garments for the runway show. Designs by seniors are selected from their year-long thesis collections – unified bodies of work that showcase professional-grade conceptual and technical skills; for juniors it’s from their men’s or women’s tailored jacket looks and cut/sew knitwear project or costumes designed in collaboration with Providence Festival Ballet; and sophomore work is selected from their textiles-collaborative print projects, as well as from the Re-Innovatives challenge – to construct a wearable piece out of recycled materials other than fabric.
The dates for the next show – in May 2014 – will be announced soon.
Guest critics for Collection 2013 were: